St. Francis Seraph Ministries at St. Anthony Center in Over-the-Rhine is part of a collaboration of services joining together under one roof to feed, clothe and provide basic needs for the homeless and working poor in our community.
Food donations made through our Amazon Wish List remain a valuable resource for necessary supplies and non-perishable food items. Our wish list includes: Dried pasta, rice, tomato sauce, instant mashed potatoes, jelly, 4 to 6 oz juice boxes, packets of mustard and mayo, brown paper lunch bags, large brown paper grocery bags, nitrile gloves medium and large, wrapped cutlery, wrapped sporks, 7/8″ double fold bias tape, floral wire, flat 1/4″ white elastic.
Cooking for the Family is a 5-week program held in the kitchen classroom at the St. Anthony Center. Participants learn 8 basic cooking skills and techniques utilizing fresh seasonal vegetables. As each student builds knowledge and confidence to cook more at home, the whole family gets involved in daily meal preparation.
Each week introduces a new recipe, featuring a healthy meal that can feed a family of four for under $10.
Following completion of the program, participants receive a cooking kit which includes: a chef’s knife, sharpener, cutting board and cast-iron skillet.
The newest SFSM program, appropriately named #Stitched#, has been gaining momentum and placing graduates in full-time employment with local textile manufacturers, retailers, dry cleaners and clothing alterations companies. The program teaches marketable skills to people experiencing homelessness or job loss, anyone looking for a pathway to a higher wages and independence.
SFSM staff and volunteers have continued to provide uninterrupted service to those in need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with expansion of both dining room meals and the bag lunch program to feed more people remotely.